Askew Lecture Series - The Politics of Policy Change in Congress

201 East Zaragoza Street Pensacola, FL

How does the American Congress decide which problems to address? How does it decide what to do about them? The UWF Reubin O’D. Askew Department of Government hosts Bryan Jones, J. J. “Jake” Pickle Regents Chair in Congressional Studies at the University of Texas, for a discussion of policy change in Congress. Professor Jones is a pioneer in the study of how governments prioritize problems and focus their attention. Joining Professor Jones is UWF’s Askew Faculty Fellow, Dr. Adam Cayton, whose work seeks to explain how Congress settles on solutions (or doesn’t) to the problems it considers. These scholars discuss policy change first as a competition for attention from competing interests, and then a competition to match solutions to problems in the public, activist, and politician mind. Please join us Thursday, March 28, 2019 at The Museum of Commerce located at 201 Zaragoza Street in downtown Pensacola. Reception will start at 5:30 pm with the lecture beginning at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.